Heavy music presenter Christina Rowatt of Soundwave TV conducted an interview with TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN axeman Ben Weinman during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below.
TESTAMENT's recent tour of Australia was the band's first with returning bassist Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, DEATH, ICED EARTH).
TESTAMENT in January announced the departure of bassist Greg Christian. DiGiorgio rejoined TESTAMENT as Christian's replacement.
Steve was previously a member of TESTAMENT on "The Gathering" (1999) and "First Strike Still Deadly" (2001) albums.
Christian was forced to leave the band's North American tour with LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in November 2013 for "personal reasons." Filling in for him was EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's fifth full-length album, "One Of Us Is The Killer", sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 25 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on May 14 through the band's own Party Smasher Inc., in partnership with Sumerian Records in North America. Party Smasher's partnership with BMG covers the rest of the world, including licensing deals with Grind House for Japan and Remote Control in Australia.
"One Of Us Is The Killer" was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (GLASSJAW, THE CURE, SUICIDE SILENCE), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman's studio. Mastering was handled by Tom Baker (DEFTONES, NINE INCH NAILS, BEASTIE BOYS).